Discrimination in the workplace is illegal and can happen in many ways. Age Discrimination during employment happens when an employer treats an employee unfairly because of his or her age. California law, applicable in Long Beach, gives employees over 40 years of age protection and rights against age discrimination. If your employer has treated you unjustly because of your age, consult with legal representation. Our attorneys at JML Law in Long Beach are experts at Employment and Discrimination Laws. Let us litigate on your behalf, enforce your rights, and seek legal compensation that could be owed to you for being illegally discriminated against because of your age.
Age Discrimination Laws
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 “promotes employment of older persons based on their ability rather than age” and prohibits “arbitrary age discrimination in employment.” The Equal Opportunity Commission states:
- “Age discrimination is against people who are 40 or older.”
- “It Is not illegal for an employer or other covered entity to favor an older worker over a younger one, even if both workers are age 40 or older.”
- “Discriminations can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are over 40.”
The law protects employees from age discrimination in the workplace concerning hiring, pay, promotions, training, benefits, assignments, and in all areas of employment. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act goes further by protecting employees from age discrimination from any employer, private or public, who has 5 employees or more.
What To Do
If you have been discriminated against by your employer because of your age, contact JML Law in Long Beach at 818-610-8800 or visit our website at www.jmllaw.com to request a free consultation. Our attorneys work with our clients on filing, investigating, and litigating their age discrimination claim. We will gather information on the employer’s history, any favoritism or harassment, undue discipline, and skipped promotions. We will need to gather any direct evidence and witness testimony to support your case.
What You Could Be Owed
It is neither ethical or legal for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of their age. If your case seeks a positive conclusion, possible compensation that could be awarded to you could be compensatory or punitive. Compensatory damages include compensation for calculable money spent or lost because of the discrimination.
- Lost wages and/or potential earnings
- Legal fees
- Court costs
- Cost of finding alternative employment
- Reinstatement of benefits
- Compensation for lost medical benefits
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Policy changes
Punitive damages are set fines your employer is forced to pay to for discriminating based on age.
- For employers with 15-100 employees, the limit is $50,000.
- For employers with 101-200 employees, the limit is $100,000.
- For employers with 201-500 employees, the limit is $200,000.
- For employers with more than 500 employees, the limit is $300,000
There are a slew of legal steps that, if professionally taken, will ensure you have the best chance of a positive outcome for your case. Speak with a professional litigator today at JML Law. Our attorneys are experts in age discrimination laws. Contact our offices in Long Beach at 818-610-8800 for a free confidential consultation.
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